America’s Moving Forward in a Big Way
Now that many states, counties, and cities across the nation are reopening after stay at home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, real estate industry experts predict a surge in demand for moving services throughout the United States.
“For safety reasons, financial prospects, life change improvements, personal comfort, and employment, we expect a surge in household and business relocations over the next few months …,” said John Burns Real Estate Consulting Principals, Lesley Deutch and Ken Perlman. “Investors should consider The Great American Move as an opportunity to invest in the markets where a) people want to live, b) jobs will quickly return, and c) businesses will relocate as the first step in the economic recovery from COVID-19.” They noted that the single-family rental space was the first to experience stronger demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as apartment residents and city dwellers sought out larger spaces. In addition, they said their home builder clients are reporting increasing new home demand in states that have started to reopen and rising home sales in exurb areas that appeal to commuters.
Like the real estate industry experts, College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving also expects the coming months to be the busiest yet for our franchise partners, who have continued to provide full moving and Express No-Contact Junk Pickup services during the pandemic. Currently, we are also providing a wide range of other essential services as a national transportation, logistics, and waste hauling company. Our trucks and teams are assisting with transportation of needed supplies, warehousing and storage, bulk trash and dumpster alternatives, waste & refuse disposal, and delivery of goods to businesses and homes.
As a purpose-driven, socially conscious company, our 130 College HUNKS franchise locations throughout the nation also increased their already active community service involvement amid stay at home orders by providing meals to those in need, moving medical equipment, instituting a no-contact junk pickup program, storing donations to be given to nonprofits that are temporarily closed, and helping students, families, and domestic violence victims who urgently need to move during the pandemic.
During this time, College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving saw new business increases from several trends, including junk collection and storage. As people who normally wouldn’t be at home were forced to be there, many decided to use the time to go through their attics and garages, putting aside things that they wanted to get rid of or donate. We have kept ourselves busy safely collecting and storing these items. Now, College HUNKS is seeing pent-up moving services demand drive business as families that put off moving temporarily are anxious to get on with their lives.
With the safety of both our customers and employees as a top priority, we are carefully following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) measures, including instituting employee temperature checks and disinfecting trucks after each job.
Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, College HUNKS has continued to add new franchise partners and work with potential franchise partners who are concluding their financing arrangements. In 2019, we hit the benchmark of $100 million in system-wide revenue and added 25 new franchisees and five corporate stores – more than in 2017 and 2018 combined. Listed within the top 3% of all franchise opportunities in the country, College HUNKS is rapidly building its national presence in the stress-free junk removal and moving space.
College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving is ready to move forward as parts of the country begin reopening after COVID-19. We are the only full-service residential and commercial service company that offers moving, junk removal, donation pickups, and labor services in the United States and Canada and we’re eager to keep people moving safely. Contact us today to learn more about how to franchise with College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving.